Update on DFL Convention Schedule and the Coronavirus

Hennepin County Government Center

8The DFL State Executive Committee made the difficult decision to move all upcoming endorsing conventions to an online process. This includes the Hennepin County convention planned for Saturday, April 18th. 

All conventions (SD’s, OU’s and other endorsing conventions) will now be conducted through an online balloting system to complete the essential party business of electing delegates, conferring endorsements, and passing resolutions. Contested endorsements will be decided by rank choice vote.

The current plan is for Balloting to occur over a 10 day period: Saturday, April 25th – Monday, May 4th.

The online balloting system will be administered by the Minnesota DFL party staff who will be responsible for reporting results back to the local unit.

Local units will be responsible for collecting a roster of delegates and certifying the content of the ballot. The ballot, certified by a vote of the local unit executive committee, as well as the official delegate roster, must be reported to the Minnesota DFL through a provided form no later than Friday, April 17 at 5 PM CST.

Electronic Ballots will be emailed out by the Minnesota DFL directly to delegates who have not requested a mail ballot.  Delegates will be provided a unique password to access their ballot.

De’Vonna’s campaign will continue to update delegates, volunteers, and community members as the situation evolves. You can read the entire DFL Statement on Coronavirus, which also includes numerous additional changes to the Call.

They have also asked that campaigns limit face-to-face contact with our constituents. The safety of our community is our highest priority and so we are canceling all of our upcoming in-person events as well. 

Information for Hennepin County Convention Delegates

Here are the details for the Hennepin County Convention:

  • The DFL will send you an email on April 25th that will contain a unique link for you to obtain your ballot through a Google form.
  • All alternates have been upgraded to full delegates and will be allowed to vote. 
  • If you are a delegate to BOTH the senate district AND the Hennepin County conventions, you will have to fill out BOTH ballots separately.
  • You will need to complete the ballot by the end of the day on Monday, May 4th. 
  • If you absolutely cannot participate through the online system, you need to let us and the chairs of the County Convention know an alternative way to fill out your ballot.
    • You can request the option of giving your responses to the County convention chairs by phone. You will need to have your unique ballot code from your email when you call.
    • Only under extreme circumstances, you can request a mailed ballot.
    • Cheryl Poling is the chair of CD (congressional district) 3. Please direct all inquiries about alternative balloting to her at [email protected] 

The DFL State Executive Committee made the difficult decision to move all upcoming endorsing conventions to an online process. This includes the convention for House District 66A that was planned for Saturday, April 11th. 

All conventions (SD’s, OU’s and other endorsing conventions) will now be conducted through an online balloting system to complete the essential party business of electing delegates, conferring endorsements, and passing resolutions. Contested endorsements will be decided by rank choice vote.

The current plan is for Balloting to occur over a 10 day period: Saturday, April 25th – Monday, May 4th.

The online balloting system will be administered by the Minnesota DFL party staff who will be responsible for reporting results back to the local unit.

Local units will be responsible for collecting a roster of delegates and certifying the content of the ballot. The ballot, certified by a vote of the local unit executive committee, as well as the official delegate roster, must be reported to the Minnesota DFL through a provided form no later than Friday, April 17 at 5 PM CST.

Electronic Ballots will be emailed out by the Minnesota DFL directly to delegates who have not requested a mail ballot.  Delegates will be provided a unique password to access their ballot.

De’Vonna’s campaign will continue to update delegates, volunteers, and community members as the situation evolves. You can read the entire DFL Statement on Coronavirus, which also includes numerous additional changes to the Call.

They have also asked that campaigns limit face-to-face contact with our constituents. The safety of our community is our highest priority and so we are canceling all of our upcoming in-person events as well. 

Information for Hennepin County Convention Delegates

Here are the details for the Hennepin County Convention:

  • The DFL will send you an email on April 25th that will contain a unique link for you to obtain your ballot through a Google form.
  • All alternates have been upgraded to full delegates and will be allowed to vote. 
  • If you are a delegate to BOTH the senate district AND the Hennepin County conventions, you will have to fill out BOTH ballots separately.
  • You will need to complete the ballot by the end of the day on Monday, May 4th. 
  • If you absolutely cannot participate through the online system, you need to let us and the chairs of the County Convention know an alternative way to fill out your ballot.
    • You can request the option of giving your responses to the County convention chairs by phone. You will need to have your unique ballot code from your email when you call.
    • Only under extreme circumstances, you can request a mailed ballot.
    • Cheryl Poling is the chair of CD (congressional district) 3. Please direct all inquiries about alternative balloting to her at [email protected] 

About De'Vonna

De’Vonna is running for Hennepin County Commissioner to reduce disparities, increase opportunities, and to make sure everyone in our community has a chance to thrive.

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2 days ago

People for Pittman

Meet us on West Broadway for the clean up.

Yall, we are not okay in Minnesota.

If you live in Minneapolis and you can help, meet us on Broadway in North Minneapolis.

We are meeting by the skate park next to Juxta at 10 am.

If you can bring heavy duty trash bags, water, brooms, snacks, #GOODVIBES.

We will get through this together, with everyone doing their part.

It’s action time.
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You know if it was possible I would be right there with you sis!♥️♥️♥️

3 days ago

People for Pittman
On May 25 George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis Police Officer. When the bystander video was released, it was horrific. We saw a man’s last breath being forced from his body. It shook us to our core. 

The deaths of Jamar Clark and Philando Castile numbed us, but this...this for a lot of people was the last straw. As a result our state is in turmoil. Protests and civil unrest have ensued. 

People are exhausted. It’s exhausting. No one wanted it to come to this. 
Right now things seem out of control, but they’ve been that way. 

We need Mike Freeman to follow through immediately with the investigation and charge the former officer(s) as soon as possible.

The county has to reconsider its priorities. What we have done is just not enough, and we’ve been spinning our wheels for far too long. 

All leaders must take a stand to speak out against the death of George Floyd and commit to a productive path forward. 

The looting is a result of a deeper issue, it is poverty, mental health, homelessness, and unaddressed structural racism, among other things. 

As a good friend said, the roots of this are deep!

On May 25 George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis Police Officer. When the bystander video was released, it was horrific. We saw a man’s last breath being forced from his body. It shook us to our core.

The deaths of Jamar Clark and Philando Castile numbed us, but this...this for a lot of people was the last straw. As a result our state is in turmoil. Protests and civil unrest have ensued.

People are exhausted. It’s exhausting. No one wanted it to come to this.
Right now things seem out of control, but they’ve been that way.

We need Mike Freeman to follow through immediately with the investigation and charge the former officer(s) as soon as possible.

The county has to reconsider its priorities. What we have done is just not enough, and we’ve been spinning our wheels for far too long.

All leaders must take a stand to speak out against the death of George Floyd and commit to a productive path forward.

The looting is a result of a deeper issue, it is poverty, mental health, homelessness, and unaddressed structural racism, among other things.

As a good friend said, the roots of this are deep!
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The black race has waited too long for justice, and in the end its just us. A change is coming...not in the next century, but its coming now. How long must we be the oppressed?

I personally know the bystander who recorded the video...I wonder if an eye witness testimony would count, since they are trying to challenge the validity of the the video!

3 days ago

People for Pittman
It is smart for all communities to have well balanced political leaders. I believe De’Vonna Pittman will bring forth experiences of a solid business acumen, fresh ideas, and experiences for a much needed and balanced seat at the table.

Knowing De’Vonna personally, some of her early life roots are ingrained in stories of adversity and hardships. Today, her education, business mind, and career background highlight the strengths she possess necessary to become county commissioner. 

The people of District 1 deserve a balanced, commissioner, someone who will see them, and hear them!

Key Bentley 
Human Resources 
Executive Search Recruiter

"It is smart for all communities to have well balanced political leaders. I believe De’Vonna Pittman will bring forth experiences of a solid business acumen, fresh ideas, and experiences for a much needed and balanced seat at the table.

Knowing De’Vonna personally, some of her early life roots are ingrained in stories of adversity and hardships. Today, her education, business mind, and career background highlight the strengths she possess necessary to become county commissioner.

The people of District 1 deserve a balanced, commissioner, someone who will see them, and hear them!"

Key Bentley
Human Resources
Executive Search Recruiter
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